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Cleveland has been the worst team in football for several years. Which means Baker Mayfield can only take them up. Seemingly, though, Case Keenum can manage the offense well enough to produce results until Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater are fully healthy. Earlier in the season, the Lions' chances for the playoffs were slim, but now they might have a chance to challenge Minnesota in the division. Their next game is against Green Bay; the line opened at Packers -6, but after Rodgers' injury, the line swung to Saints New Orleans has a great chance to keep the winning streak alive.
Biggest drops in playoff chances entering Week 7: With Rodgers, the Packers were the safest bet to reach playoffs, but now their chances are slim. The Falcons started but have now lost two straight with a road trip to New England in Week 7. Even though they are still hanging on to a playoff spot, the Falcons need to stop the slide this week against the Patriots in a Super Bowl rematch. A bye week can often have a notable impact to a team's long-term chances. The next five weeks will show the direction of the Cowboys; three or more wins and they can hang around for a playoff spot.
AccuScore's NFL playoff probabilities will be updated on a weekly basis. The Rush The Bills are so bad, one of their players quit Sporting News October 20,